Doyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Doyne family in Ireland was O Duinn or O Doinn. Both Gaelic names are derived from the Gaelic word donn, which means brown. O Doinn is the genitive case of donn.
Early Origins of the Doyne family
The surname Doyne was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster. The family was descended from O'Rigain one of the ancient "Four Tribes of Tara" in the Kingdom of Meath, now the county of Meath. The Kings of Meath in turn traced their regal history back to the Heremon Kings.
Early History of the Doyne family
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Doyne Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Doyne were encountered in the archives: Dunn, Dunne, Dun, O'Dunne, O'Doyne, Doine, Doin, O'Dunn and many more.
Early Notables of the Doyne family (pre 1700)
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Doyne migration to the United States +
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Doyne family came to North America quite early:
Doyne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Joshua Doyne, who landed in Maryland in 1670 
- Robert Doyne, who landed in Maryland in 1670 
Doyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Doyne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 
Doyne migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Doyne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Doyne, (b. 1802), aged 45, Irish settler arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 
- Mrs. Elizabeth Doyne Née Lennon, Irish settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 
- Mr. Phillip Doyne, (b. 1846), aged 1, Irish settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847, he died on board the ship 
- Miss Mary Ann Doyne, (b. 1840), aged 7, Irish settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 
- Miss Elizabeth Doyne, (b. 1844), aged 3, Irish settler travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Doyne (post 1700) +
- Michael Cory Doyne (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- John Lyons Doyne (1912-1997), American politician, Milwaukee County Executive (1960-1976)
- Maggie Doyne (b. 1987), American philanthropist, best known for her work in the Kopila Valley of Nepal
- Robert Walter Doyne (1857-1916), British ophthalmologist, founder of the Oxford Eye Hospital in 1886; he identified "Doyne's honeycomb choroiditis"
- Philip Doyne (1886-1959), British fencer at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics
- J. Doyne Farmer (b. 1952), American physicist and entrepreneur
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The Doyne Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Mullach a-bu
Motto Translation: Victory for the Dunns.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html